Sunday, May 29, 2022

Former Lady Dragon Signs to Play Professionally in Iceland

Sophie Groff is gearing for the start of her professional soccer career.

Groff, a former Lady Dragon soccer player, has signed with Keflavic FC of the Deild Women’s League in Iceland. Groff recently finished her career at South Carolina, where she finished with 24 career goals and finished fifth on the school’s all-time scorers list.

Groff was second-team All-SEC her senior year and scored four game-winning goals.

She is a 2013 Carroll graduate and one of the most decorated Lady Dragon soccer players in school history. During her senior year, she was regarded as one of the nation’s top recruits.


Lady Dragon Soccer Team Falls In Region Quarterfinals

The Carroll Lady Dragon soccer team’s impressive playoff run came to an end Tuesday at Northwest Stadium. The Lady Dragons were upended 2-1 in a shootout by the Marcus Lady Marauders in a Class 5A Region I Quarterfinal playoff. Carroll advanced to the third round of the postseason for the first time in four years.

The Lady Dragons took a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the game when Meghan Murphy scored a header after Sophie Groff’s crossing pass. Carroll was one minute away from a 1-0 victory, but Marcus scored late to force overtime and a shootout. Carroll ended the season 25-3-1 and earned a co-championship in District 7-5A. Groff also produced a historical season, setting the single-season team record with 35 goals this season.

Lissi Lonsberry, who has signed with SMU, was second on the team with 22 goals, while Murphy and Julia Dyche each scored 15 apiece. Dyche led the Lady Dragons with 24 assists.